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Korean-American adoptees talk about their experiences growing up in a predominantly Caucasian world.
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The true story of a young family that rescued a zoo.
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A West Pointer's diary of his year in Baghdad.
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The pursuit of happiness and love in modern-day Afghanistan.
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Poet Donald Hall shares the contents of a life through his loves and losses.